My hosting provider already did PTR setup. Now i have to setup it at my DNS holder i guess. What am i supposed to do at my Godaddy account. thank you.

my ip :

and you can check my ptr record from here



Ptr records for are: Server: Address:

Non-authoritative answer: name = notification.pokemoncraft.com.

4 Answers 4


To add a PTR record in the GoDaddy DNS Manager, you need to do the following:

  • In the Zone Field Editor go down to the TXT(text) Zone
    • Click Add SPF Record

A window will open with 4 tabs (Inbound, Outbound, The well hidden 'PTR' and Outsourced)

  • Go to the PTR tab
  • Check Include PTR and add your public IP
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    You now have to use the classic dns manager to get the spf option. The new dns zone file editor doesn't work this way.
    – Stu
    Sep 29, 2014 at 22:15
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    The answer from Jan Mandel looks more accurate, while this answer looks wrong even though it is accepted. Jan 24, 2015 at 5:31
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    WRONG ANSWER! "Do not use a PTR record to configure reverse DNS in our system"--Godaddy Help Page(in.godaddy.com/help/what-is-reverse-dns-2585) Jan Mandel's answer is the correct one. Jun 3, 2018 at 7:59

Your hosting provider who owns the IP sets the PTR record for it. There is nothing to do in the DNS zone editor for your domain.

I have just done it. My hosting provider (digitalocean) automatically created PTR record when I named the host, it just needed to be the full name, ending with the domain. I added the IP in Godaddy's DNS editor. Now nslookup hostname and nslookup IP work just fine.

When I first called Godaddy support they tried to sell me "premium DNS". But unless they own the IP, they could not set the PTR record anyway.

(I know this is old thread but it does come up in google search)


You need to setup an A record pointing notification.pokemoncraft.com to This can be done from the GoDaddy hosting control panel under DNS.

  • ok i did that. lets see will it work :) and thanks for the answer Jan 7, 2011 at 10:58
  • @mrdenny it still says Non-authoritative answer: here how i setup A record img18.imageshack.us/img18/971/arecords.png Jan 7, 2011 at 11:36
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    That is correct. It will say non-authoritative answer unless the DNS server that you are querying is the authoritative server.
    – mrdenny
    Jan 7, 2011 at 12:18
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    yes it appears that it is. When I do an nslookup for the IP address, I get back the correct domain name.
    – mrdenny
    Jan 7, 2011 at 13:17
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    You guys clearly don't know what Reverse-DNS is. This answer is 100% false.
    – Kane
    Apr 20, 2016 at 14:41

@Jan Mandel is correct ,

if you are using an VPS from Linode , and your domain DNS is edit in godaddy, so you should just login Linode and config PTR record there.

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